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sra
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Cisco 2500 not booting

Hello everybody,

Last week I got an old 2500, with some unknown enable password. I did the procedure for resetting the password, botted, logged in but saw that the IOS was an old one. So I updated the IOS, but my big mistake was I didnt save the old one. The second mistake was that the new IOS is not compatible with the 2500, so now I cant boot it anymore except in bootstrap mode. The router has only 4Mb flash and I searched all company's 2500 ciscos, but couldn't find a small enough image.

My question is: what is my chance to find somewhere a Cisco 2500(68030) IOS smaller than 4MB ? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Regards,

Stefan Radovanovici

sra@rtsffm.com

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Anonymous
N/A

Re: Cisco 2500 not booting

I have not looked for an image less than 4M but I do beleive that they exist, pre 11.2. Although IP plus is not an option, i.e. no nat. The flash is similar to a dimm chip. You could just get a larger flash. 8MB flash strips go for about $20 on ebay.

Kevin

Cisco Employee

Re: Cisco 2500 not booting

11.1(x) needs only 4mB flash 11.2(x) and above needs 8mB and higher

Blue

Re: Cisco 2500 not booting

But note that both 11.1 and 11.2 are already End of Engineering.

sra
New Member

Re: Cisco 2500 not booting

The thing is I just need to make the router running now, it doesnt matter what IOS it is running (11.1 is fine). I will upgrade the flash later, but I dont know how to get a hold of a 11.1 IOS for 2500, that's my problem :(

Any suggestions ?

sra
New Member

Re: Cisco 2500 not booting

Anybody ? :)

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